What does the recent military coup tell us about the prospects for Myanmar’s regime? Stefano Ruzza argues that while the country's semi-democracy is not dead, it is unlikely ever to escape occasional authoritarian interventions Was it really a coup? On 1 February Myanmar’s military, the Tatmadaw, seized control of government from National League for Democracy […] Read more
An absence of ideological universalism means that China-US relations have so far managed to escape a Cold War situation, writes Ruairidh Brown. With Biden’s promise of a value-centred American Foreign Policy, this could be about to change Read more
Under the Biden administration, the EU stands to have an ally against authoritarian tendencies in some Central and Eastern European countries writes Veronica Anghel. But US involvement will not be transformative Read more
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is only the latest of many new multilateral institutions created by China. An alternative to the American-led liberal international order looks increasingly viable, suggests Matthew Stephen Read more
The impact of Covid-19 has laid bare the structural weaknesses of the Russian economy, dependent as it is upon nefarious practices and long-term assumptions about perennial growth in the world market for oil and gas, writes Albrecht Rothacher. And in the face of rising Chinese competition, future prospects are bleak Read more
China today is understood as a 'revolutionary revisionist power’ striving to change the US-led international order. Yet, write Lorenzo Termine and Gabriele Natalizia, there is another type of revisionism, best described as ‘incremental’, that uses more moderate strategies to achieve its goals Read more
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